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By Jason D. Haugen

This monograph addresses morphology and its interfaces with phonology and syntax by means of interpreting comparative info from the Uto-Aztecan language relations, and analyses regarding reduplication in addition to noun incorporation and similar derivational morphology are supplied in the framework of allotted Morphology. Reduplication is taken care of by means of studying reduplicative morphemes (reduplicants) as morphological items (Vocabulary goods) inserted into syntactic slots at Morphological constitution. Noun incorporation buildings are analyzed as regarding both incorporation (head flow in syntax, a los angeles Baker 1988), or conflation, related to direct merger of a nominal root into verbal place (a l. a. Hale and Keyser 2002). it truly is argued that denominal verb buildings will be handled as a sub-case of NI, as in Hale and Keyser (1993). ultimately, the historic improvement of the polysynthesis parameter in Nahuatl is mentioned, and a reconstruction of the most likely levels of improvement, each one of that is attested in other places within the relatives, is gifted.

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